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Babies born just weeks before they are due may face an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems, a new study suggests. The findings held up even when the researchers accounted for the mother's Read More >>>

How Much Do Babies’ Skulls Get Squished During Birth? A Whole Lot, 3D Images Reveal

When babies pass through the mother's birth canal, the tight fit temporarily squashes their wee heads, elongating their flexible skulls and changing the shape of their brains. Now, scientists have created Read More >>>

Drugs Used in Newborns Need Better Study, Docs Say

Babies born at home are at increased risk for health problems immediately after birth compared with babies born in hospitals, according to a new study.

However, a certified midwife may make a difference Read More >>>

More Babies Born with Exposure to Addictive Drugs

The number of babies born exposed to addictive drugs while in the womb is increasing, a new study suggests.

Between 2000 and 2009, the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome — a disorder that occurs Read More >>>

Minority Babies Outnumber White Babies in US (Infographic)

For the first time in U.S. history, more than half of all babies born in 2011 were nonwhite, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. This furthers a long-standing trend in the racial makeup of the population, Read More >>>

5 Million Babies Born from IVF, Other Reproductive Technologies

Since the birth of the world's first "test-tube baby," Louise Brown in July 1978, the world has seen an estimated 5 million babies resulting from IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies, researchers Read More >>>

Women with Big Firstborn Babies May Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Women whose firstborn infants have a high birth weight may have more than double the chances of having breast cancer decades later in life, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that women with Read More >>>

Autism Risk May Be Revealed in Babies' Cries

The pitch of babies' cries may provide clues as to whether they are at risk for autism as early as 6 months old, a new study suggests.

The researchers recorded cries from 39 6-month old infants, 21 of Read More >>>